Travel by Jeep to the birthplace of the Angkor Empire on a pioneering excursion to Phnom Kulen. With over two thousand years of history, the Angkor Empire is one of the most significant ancient civilizations to have ever existed. You will experience an eco-tour that covers both Kulen’s historical and religious significance as well as its unique, endangered ecology.
This day trip to Kulen Mountain from Siem Reap is a perfect way to get off the beaten path and see more of rural Cambodia, including its flora and fauna, as well as lesser-known historic sites. You will have the opportunity to explore not only some of Cambodia’s most iconic ruins, but also the natural beauty and waterfalls.
Depart early in the morning from your hotel with a Jeep to Kulen Mountain, one of Cambodia’s most sacred mountains, with deeply revered ancient sites and ruins on its high plateau. The roads are peaceful, narrow, and very pretty all the way to Kulen Moutain. There are plenty of beautiful countryside views to see along the way as we drive past rice paddies, local markets, schools, villages, and Buddhist temples. Stop off to visit Palm Sugar Village, where they make palm sugar out of palm juice.
Afterward, we continue to the National Park, where you’ll be able to pause to catch a breathtaking view. You will explore the vast plateau of Phnom Kulen, led by our English-speaking guide. Then, we step into the jungle trails through the vine-covered trees until we reach the River of 1000 Lingas, an array of unique riverbed carvings, and nearby Preah Ang Thom, a huge stone Buddha carved into the top of a rock set in a bustling but atmospheric temple complex.
We’ll have lunch at a local restaurant and cool down from the day’s adventure with a swim at Kulen Waterfall before returning to Siem Reap. Relax and reflect on the natural wonders of Phnom Kulen and its rich history.
We do provide pick-up from your hotel or a point of interest in downtown Siem Reap. Your ride will be designed accordingly.
Explore with our Open-air Jeep which is a unique and exotic way to spice up your Cambodia experience.
Our guides are enthusiastic locals who will provide you with insider information.
Our drivers are dedicated to providing a safe excursion for all, no matter the setting.
Bottled Water, local snacks, lunch and fresh fruits are included in the tour price.
An entrance fee of $20 to the Phnom Kulen National Park is included.